Thirty-five weeks down, just a few to go! And yes, you can probably feel every one of those 35 weeks. Shortness of breath, pelvic and lower-back pain, swollen feet and your old friend heartburn -- you name it, you got it. The baby doesn't have all that much room to move around in there, which means an end to the constant turning and flipping but also an increase in discomfort when he does decide to wiggle or stretch.
The waiting game hasn't officially begun yet, but the anticipation is probably killing you. You're only two weeks away from being considered full term. In the event you go into labor this week, you'd almost certainly have a healthy baby with no complications.
So, what's new this week? You're probably starting weekly doctor or midwife appointments, and you could be hit pretty hard with the nesting bug right about now, finding yourself reorganizing closets and scouring bathtub tile at all hours of the night. And random strangers might start asking you (or attempting to visually examine you) to see if you've dropped yet -- and then offering their expert opinions on the matter.
First up: more details on what you might be feeling.